Crispy Black Bean Tacos

Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Mango Avocado Salsa

Black bean tacos make the quintessential summer dish. In a departure from traditional crispy tacos, these tortillas are made without deep frying, so you’ll enjoy them with all of the crunch and none of the guilt. The meal is finished off with a light seasonal salsa, which combines yummy bites of avocado and the refreshing flavor of mango.

CALORIES 920         FAT 41g         CARBOHYDRATES 150g         PROTEIN 27g

1 avocado     3 garlic cloves     4 oz red cabbage     1 mango     1 can black beans     1/4 cup sour cream     Fresh cilantro     1 tsp cumin     1 lime     1/2 chili powder     2 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil     1 jalapeno     corn tortillas     Salt to taste     * Allergens: Soy*

Blender                                      Large nonstick skillet


1. Prepare the salsa

avocado mango salsaHalve the avocado, remove the pit, and dice the flesh.  Peel the mango and carefully slice the flesh off the seed.  Dice half the mango.  Chop half the cilantro.  Halve the lime.

In a medium bowl, combine the diced avocado, diced mango, chopped cilantro, and juice from half the lime. Add a pinch of salt and stir the mango avocado salsa to combine.


2. Blend the cilantro sauce
cilantro sauce
Trim, deseed, and halve the jalapeño.

In a blender, combine half the jalapeño, remaining mango, remaining cilantro, 1 clove garlic, juice from the remaining lime half, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tbsp water.

Blend until smooth, taste, and season with salt.


3 Heat the beans
heated black beans
Drain and rinse the black beans. Mince the remaining 2 cloves garlic. Mince the remaining jalapeños. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat with 2 tsp olive oil. Add the minced garlic, minced jalapeño, and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the black beans, ½ cup water, and ¼ tsp salt. Mash half of the beans with the back of a fork and cook until the beans have thickened, about 2 to 3 minutes.

4 Crisp the tortillas
skillet tacos
Transfer the mashed black beans to a bowl. Rinse, dry, and return the skillet to medium-high heat with 1 tbsp olive oil. Add 3 corn tortillas in a single layer. Spoon 2 tbsp of the black beans onto half of each tortilla and fold in half. Cook until crispy, about 1 minute per side, then transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Sprinkle the crispy tortillas with a pinch of the chili powder and salt.

5 Build your tacos
black bean tacos
In a medium bowl, toss the red cabbage with half the cilantro sauce and a pinch of salt.

Open the tacos gently, and fill with red cabbage and mango avocado salsa.

Serve the crispy black bean tacos with the remaining cilantro sauce. Dollop with half the sour cream.

Enjoy these fresh summer tacos and you needn’t let anyone know they’re really good for you too.  Leave us a comment if you’ve tried these yummy tacos.

Here’s to your health.


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